Stomach Cancer Stories | Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
- Adenocarcinomas. 90 to 95 percent of stomach cancers are adenocarcinomas.
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). A sarcoma found in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract.
Lauren C., Stomach Cancer Stage 1, CDH1 Mutation
Cancer details: CDH1 mutation led to “hereditary diffuse gastric cancer” (HDGC)
HDCG cancer risks: “Frequently, HDGC-related cancers develop in individuals before the age of 50” (NIH)
Treatments: Total gastrectomy (surgery to remove whole stomach)
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
Louis D., Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
Cancer details: Tumors that start in wall of digestive tract or gastrointestinal (GI) tract
1st Symptoms: Feeling the need for constant urination
Treatment: Surgery to take out the tumor, maintenance chemotherapy (3 years)